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Stiff & painful joints

Normal joint function requires healthy CARTILAGE and BONES. Of the many substances required for the normal functioning of the joints, type II Collagen is one of the most important substances and the most abundant structural component found in the joint cartilage matrix. Interwoven in Collagen Type II matrixes are powerful substances known as Glycosaminoglycans ( hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate & glucosamine ) which give the cartilage it's amazing, shock absorbing properties.

OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) :

The wearing away of the cartilage in the joints

Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of pain and disability. OA begins in the cartilage, the smooth, slippery tissue that covers the ends of the bone as they come together in joints. Healthy cartilage is extremely strong and flexible and allows the joints to move smoothly and painlessly, but in OA, the cartilage is damaged then gradually wears away. The process of wear continues with time until little or no cartilage is left in the affected joint causing bone to rub against bone. The resulting pain and stiffness is typical of advanced OA.

Symptoms : Pain heads the list. The pain usually begins gradually. It can remain mild or can build to a disabling severity. If OA progresses to an advanced stage, the pain can become severe and constant, even interfering with sleep. the second symptom is stiffness. Morning stiffness is common, but it usually resolves within 20 minutes. People who have painful joints tend to be inactive and the inactivity leads to a third symptom, muscle weakness. It is a vicious cycle. Exercise can break the chain of disability. In fact, exercise and physical therapy is important treatment for OA.

Natural supplements for Strong, Flexible Cartilage

Cartilage can be rebuilt and regenerated naturally. However, in OA, cartilage is destroyed faster than it is synthesized ( rebuilt ). The key limiting step in the rebuilding of cartilage is production of glucosaminoglycans (GAGS) for which glucosamine is the main building block. Glucosamine however, does not act alone. Other cartilage-building componenets such as type II Collagen, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid must be available as they are also powerful reconstructive materials for the cartilage.

-- Glucosamine

Glucosamine is a small molecule that is easily absorbed into the blood and joints when taken as supplement.

Supplementation with Glucosamine helps to :

build and repair cartilage

slow progression of OA

decrease joint pain and tenderness

improve ease of movement

-- Chondroitin

Chondroitin is another component of cartilage acting as a "water magnet". The ability of chondroitin to hold water gives a rigidity to the cartilage and also acts as a "shock absorber". Chondroitin provides cartilage with strength and resilience.

Supplementation with chondroitin helps to :

build and repair cartilage

protect existing cartilage from premature breakdown

lubricate the joint

decrease joint pain and stiffness

 
 

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